The Laureate International Universities sponsored a very exciting and informative tour of their design universities in Milan, Italy, and hospitality management universities in Switzerland. Our tour included counselors from all over the world, with only a few from the US, providing an excellent chance to explore worldwide options for students. While many in the US […]
Texas Visits Several excellent college and university counselor tours were offered prior to the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) conference in Dallas, Texas. Trinity University Our first stop was San Antonio, where we spent the day touring Trinity University, meeting faculty, and interacting with a student panel. My recent summary of our regional representative’s […]
The IECA Conference in San Diego included visits to both the University of San Diego (USD) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These tours and updates from admissions counselors were invaluable. The conference sessions provided the opportunity to hear updates from admissions deans at many Southern California colleges and universities. Topics from sessions […]
It pays to do a search on each of your college websites to determine if there are scholarships that require individual applications or have early deadlines. While most merit scholarships are assigned based on a student’s college application and require no additional application, there are a few that are specific to a particular area of […]
A highlight of the IECA conference was the accompanying college visits to surrounding campuses. Admissions offices provided excellent opportunities to meet faculty, hear student panels, and tour campuses in depth. As a tour facilitator, I enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the admissions officers and fellow IECA members. Bryn Mawr is a beautiful women’s college […]
Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts is a highly selective small, liberal arts college with a dynamic and interdisciplinary curriculum. Amherst offers 36 different areas of study and an unusually open curriculum, which includes no core or distribution requirements. Amherst is part of the Five-College Consortium including Smith College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and UMass […]
At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. Students can also attend a presentations by each engineering department to learn more about a specific area of study. Many UW engineering departments offer direct admit programs for freshmen, so this is your […]
The PNACAC Seattle College Fair will be held at Seattle University on Saturday, April 26th from Noon to 3:00pm. For more details on the colleges attending, you can go to this page for an updated list of attendees (go to the “click here” section under the 2014 College Fairs, Seattle heading). Students can pre-register and […]
I recently attended a counselor information session on the Matteo Ricci program at Seattle University. Matteo Ricci is an experimental college at Seattle University with seminar-based learning, student-driven academics, and smaller classes. Teaching is in the round, facilitating conversation, as students learn how to learn. The program is applicable to multiple careers, with foundation development […]
Here are some terrific tips on how to make the most of summer, but I would add some time to relax! Quest University Scholars Program at this beautiful campus near Whistler, BC. Several offerings at the Western Washington University campus A few offerings are still open at the University of Washington Cornish College of the […]
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